OT Itinerary: On A Waterfall Trail Across Ranchi

Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, became a household name in India as the city that gave the country one of its greatest cricketing idols, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But did you know that the city is also the gateway to a pleasant holiday?

Beautiful migratory birds at Patratu lake in Ranchi Photo: Shutterstock

Although not much is known about the beginnings of Ranchi, it has been a key town in the Chhota Nagpur region, an area known as the abode of many forest dwelling indigenous tribes of India, since the British period. As the capital of Jharkhand, the sleepy town has graduated to a bustling metropolis with modern housing, office buildings and shopping centres. But it is as the home of the poster boy of Indian cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the city has become a household name in India.